Paul George Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Pitch Leaked Ahead Of Mini-Series

Paul George Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Pitch Leaked Ahead Of Mini-Series

Paul George Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Pitch Leaked Ahead Of Mini-Series

George is eligible to sign a five-year, $176 million contract extension this summer with Thunder.

Whatever Paul George decides to do this summer - stay in Oklahoma City or take his talents to Los Angeles - he was never going to opt into the final year of his existing contract.

The Lakers are also a contender to land George in unrestricted free agency.

George of course, is from Palmdale, which is just over 60 miles north of Los Angeles as the Lakers look to add a homegrown star to their ranks in a bid for their first championship since 2010.

It was reported that last summer George told the Pacers that he planned to leave the franchise, preferring to join to Lakers.

However, the site says that George is "seriously interested in returning to the Thunder in free agency". He said he'd talk to Presti, Westbrook and coach Billy Donovan before making a decision.

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Although the actual video has yet to leak, the Lakers' free agency pitch, titled "Two Dreams", reportedly includes the following voiceover, obviously aimed at the Palmdale-native.

The last time ESPN aired a special on a player's impending free agency and their decision, the city of Cleveland lost their collective minds and nearly burned the town down after LeBron James bolted to Miami.

"It's a lot of things that go into it - trying to find the right fit, what's the best place for me to raise my kids", George says in the first episode.

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"Here they have made a huge risk in trading for me, knowing I have one year on my deal", George said.

The 34-year-old Anthony had been the headliner his entire career - he's 19th in National Basketball Association history with 25,417 points - but he was more of a catch-and-shoot scorer last season instead of the isolation specialist he had always been.

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